Sport Jerry Jones: 'Laughable, Ridiculous' to Think Owners Could Force Him Out

19:01  14 november  2017
19:01  14 november  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Group of N.F.L. Owners Warns Jerry Jones and Threatens Penalties

  Group of N.F.L. Owners Warns Jerry Jones and Threatens Penalties Fines, taking draft picks and a suspension are possible penalties for Jones, the Cowboys’ owner, who has escalated a fight over Roger Goodell’s contract.Several fellow owners of N.F.L. teams have given Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning, threatening to punish him over his efforts to block a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Jones said he has no plans to back off his mission to throw a wrench into the Goodell extension plans and called talk that there could be a push to force him out as owner of the Cowboys “ laughable and ridiculous .”

Jerry Jones Responds To Reports He Could Be Thrown Out Of The NFL. “I’ve had NOT ONE inkling of communication with the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable and ridiculous ,” Jones said during an interview with 105.3 The Fan.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is honored along with his teammates from the 1964 team prior to the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Oct. 11, 2014 in Fayetteville, AR.© Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is honored along with his teammates from the 1964 team prior to the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Oct. 11, 2014 in Fayetteville, AR. Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said it's "laughable" and “ridiculous” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner.

Jones' comments come after a Pro Football Talk report that said multiple owners were discussing possibly removing Jones as controlling owner of the Cowboys because of his dispute concerning a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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"I've had not one inkling of communication from the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable, ridiculous, and that's about where that is," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

The Washington Postreported that if Jones is guilty of conduct detrimental to the league, he could be fined, the team could lose draft picks and Jones could face discipline, to include suspension.

A report in The New York Times stated that cease-and-desist warning was issued to Jones after conference call with the NFL compensation committee.

Jones also said that it is not true that he has a person in mind to replace Goodell.

Jerry Jones Asks for Sit-Down With Fellow NFL Owners

  Jerry Jones Asks for Sit-Down With Fellow NFL Owners Citing “threats of retaliation” against him, the Dallas Cowboys owner requested a special meeting of league owners to discuss commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension negotiations, according to a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, further stoking his bitter conflict with the NFL’s leadership.The letter, addressed to Goodell, was sent a day after the league warned Jones to drop the issue.Get a daily guide to the best stories in The Wall Street Journal from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker, delivered right to your inbox.

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Jones said he has no plans to back off his mission to throw a wrench into the Goodell extension plans and called talk that there could be a push to force him out as owner of the Cowboys “ laughable and ridiculous .”

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On Monday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the same radio station that the reports were "laughable," adding that the team did not take the report seriously.

"He has 18 months (left before the contract expires)," Jerry Jones said. "We've got all the time in the world to extend him. We need to slow this train down."

Jones also did not back off his stance of suing the league if Goodell is granted an extension.

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NFL Accuses Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones of Damaging the League .
In a letter sent Wednesday, the league escalated its feud with the prominent owner in a dispute over commissioner Roger Goodell’s contractThe tension has grown so severe that the topic of removing Mr. Jones has been discussed by at least some owners, according to people familiar with the matter. That type of drastic action would require the league showing conduct detrimental to the league—which is exactly the language the league used in a letter sent to Mr. Jones’s attorney, David Boies, on Wednesday.

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